On September 7, 2021, the U.S. Navy-Marine Corp Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in U.S. v. Alkazahg, docket no. 202000087, that Private (E-2) Ali Alkazahg was erroneously convicted of possessing two unregistered machineguns - i.e. bumpstocks. In so holding, the court reviewed the background to the rulemaking that held that bumpstocks were machineguns, and correctly … Continue reading Bumpstocks Not Machineguns U.S. Navy-Marine Corp Court of Appeals Rules Unanimously
On Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 10am – 2pm, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., in conjunction with Wicen’s Shooting Range, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at their range located at 3179 Mozart Road, Furlong, … Continue reading Firearms Law Seminar – August 7, 2021 at Wicen’s Shooting Range
Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., will be hosting our nineteenth bi-annual machine gun shoot at Eastern Lancaster County Rod and Gun Club on October 30, 2021, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the PA Constitution. Eastern Lancaster … Continue reading Firearms Industry Consulting Group’s Nineteenth Bi-Annual Machinegun Shoot – October 30, 2021!
Yesterday, in a decision of first impression here in Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Court President Judge Kevin Brobson – also a candidate for Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court – joined by Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt, issued a decision in Barris v. Stroud Township holding that pursuant to the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Stroud Township’s … Continue reading Monumental 2nd Amendment Decision Regarding Target Ranges on Private Property by Judge Brobson, Candidate for Justice of the PA Supreme Court
Yesterday, the internet was ablaze with articles on the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Caniglia v. Strom, et al., docket no. 20-157, and people cheering that the U.S. Supreme Court announced the death knell not only to warrantless searches of one's home and seizure of one's firearms but also to red flag laws. Unfortunately, … Continue reading SCOTUS Decision on Warrantless Gun Seizure Isn’t What It’s Being Touted To Be…
It was reported late Thursday night that the Lehigh County District Attorney disclosed confidential firearm purchase and license to carry firearms applicant information to the media in relation to a recent shooting at a Wawa. Not only did the DA disclose general information, but even went and disclosed the actual dates of purchase, application and … Continue reading District Attorney Commits Felony in Disclosing Confidential License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in NY State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA), et al. v. Corlett, et al, limited to the issue of "[w]hether the State's denial of petitioners' applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment." This will be an extremely interesting issue to watch, especially given the … Continue reading US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear NY State Rifle and Pistol Association, et al v. Corlett, et al.
As one of the attorneys involved in Firearm Policy Coalition's (FPC) Fetsurka, et al v. City of Philadelphia, et al, litigation in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, I am honored to announce a settlement - entered into by the City of Philadelphia and approved by District Court Judge Michael Baylson - regarding … Continue reading Groundbreaking Settlement with the City of Philadelphia in Relation to License to Carry Firearm Delays
There is a post going around social media that I believe warrants discussion. The post, started by an unknown author, goes: Can you tell me if this sounds abusive? posting for a friend.... My friend's husband won’t let her visit any friends or family. He has made her stop all contact with them unless it’s … Continue reading Does This Sound Abusive? If So, Wake Up, America!
I am extremely disappointed and surprised to announce that this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in three Second Amendment as-applied challenges. The cases were Holloway v. AG Garland, et al., docket no. 20-782 (regarding whether a single, isolated DUI, involving no property damage or harm to any person can strip someone of their … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Three Second Amendment As-Applied Challenges